As the fourth largest city in Austria, Salzburg has plenty to offer, whether you're here for a long visit or just a weekend. From its restructured architecture to world-record largest and oldest buildings, the city goes all out to impress and enthral its visitors.
Aside from everything else, the city is also an art lover's haven, with classical and modern art very present in the city and accessible through numerous galleries, museums and events. Granted, simply being in the city is an almost poetic experience in itself, but it gets even better when you seek out the best places to get an artistic dose of inspiration and beauty. Fortunately, there are many of these places within easy reach once you've settled in from your Salzburg airport transportation.
Located on top of a beautiful hill overlooking Hellbrunn Park, the Folklore Museum is a wonderful way not only to discover and appreciate art, but also learn more about the city's culture. This quaint museum is jam-packed with interesting items, including impressive religious paintings, local furniture, and even traditional costumes. The manor where the museum is located also offers a wonderful view of the Hohensalzburg Fortress (the largest fortress in central Europe) and the Hellbrunn Palace. Even if you did not initially plan to visit the Folklore Museum, it's not hard to divert your Salzburg airport for a quick visit.
The Art Projects by the Salzburg Foundation
Any of the convenient Salzburg airport transportation may also take you past the city Art Projects. This is an innovative initiative that started in 2002, headed by the Salzburg Foundation. Since its conception, art installations, magnificent sculptures, and various other projects have featured locally and internationally recognized artists, attracting large numbers of tourists and sparking an interest in contemporary, urban art. You can book a guided tour for a range of scheduled art projects every year for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
Even if you do not have much time to explore the city, you should not pass up the Panorama Museum, which you may well pass by on your Salzburg airport transportation to the city. The museum's most distinct feature is a massive painting of an historical depiction of the city, with a circumference of 26 meters – immediately wowing visitors upon entrance. A digital installation aims to showcase both ancient and modern aspects of the city to tourists and allow everyone to take a closer look at its beauty. You can interact with the monitors to explore more of the city's details and sights. Apart from the main attraction, the Panorama Museum also has some large paintings by 19th century landscape painter Hubert Sattler.